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JULY 24th TO JULY 30th, 1912, 





International Eugenics 

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Accommodation ... ... 5 

Application Forms ... 23, 25 

Arrival ... ... ... ... 7 

Banquet ... ... ... 5 

Business Meetings ... 9, 14 

Badges ... ... ... ... 8 

Consultative Committees ... 3 

Correspondence ... ... 4 

Daily Time-Table ... 9 — 18 

Delegates 11, 21 

Entertainments 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16 

Exhibition ... ... ... 19 

General Arrangements ... 1 

Hospitality Bureau 

... 7, 11 



Lunches and Refreshments 

10, 27 





Offices of Congress 




Place of Meeting 


Railway Arrangements 

5, 6, 7 

Receptions ... 9, 

11, 13, 16 

Rules of Procedure 






All Communications should be addressed to the Secretaries. 

Offices of the Congress: “The Eugenics Education Society,’ 
6, York Buildings, Adelphi, London. 

(Office Hours, 10-30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 




Sir Clifford Allbutt, K.C.B., F.R.S., M.D., Regius Professor of Physic, Cambridge. 

The Right Hon. Lord Alverstone, G.C.M.G., LL.D., Lord Chief Justice. 

The Right Hon. Lord Avebury, F.R.S. 

Sir Thomas Barlow, Bart., K.C.V.O., F.R.S., President of the Royal College of 

Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, Founder of the Volta Bureau, Washington. 

Sir William Church, K.C.B., D.Sc., lately President of the Royal College of Physicians. 
The Right Hon. Winston Churchill, M.P., First Lord of the Admiralty. 

Sir William Collins, F.R.C.S., Vice-Chancellor of the University of London. 

Dr. C. B. Davenport, Secretary of the Americau Breeders’ Association. 

Dr. J. Dejerine, Clinical Professor of Nervous Diseases, Salpetriere. 

Dr. Charles W. Eliot, President Emeritus of Harvard Univeristy. 

Dr. Auguste Forel, Lately Professor of Psychiatry, University of Zurich. 

Sir Archibald Geikie, President of the Royal Society. 

Sir Rickman J. Godlee, F.R.C.S., President of the Royal College of Surgeons. 

Professor M. von Gruber, Professor of Hygiene, Munich, President of the German 
Society for Race Hygiene. 

Dr. David Starr Jordan, Principal, Leland Stanford University. President of the 
Eugenic Section, American Breeders’ Association. 

Monsieur L. March, Director, Statistique Generale de la France. 

The Right Hon. Reginald McKenna, M.P., Secretary of State for Home Affairs. 

The Right Hon. The Lord Mayor of London. 

Dr. Magnan, l’Asile Sainte-Anne, Paris. 

Dr. L. Manouvrier, Professor of Anthropology, Paris. 

Dr. A. Marie, Asiles de la Seine. 

Sir Henry Alexander Miers, D.Sc., F.R.S., Principal of the University of London. 
Professor Alfredo Niceforo, Professor of' Statistics, Naples. 

Sir William Osler, M.D.,F.R.S., Regius Professor of Medicine, Oxford. 

The Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Oxford, D.D. 

Dr. E. Perrier, Director, Natural History Museum, Paris. 

Gifford Pinchot, Washington. 

Dr. Alfred Ploetz, President of the International Society for Race Hygiene, Germany. 
Sir William Ramsay, F.R.S., Professor of Chemistry, University of London. 

The Right Rev. The Lord Bishop of Ripon, D.D. 

Professor G. J. Sergi, Professor of Anthropology, Rome. 

Dr. E. E. Southard, Neuro-Pathologist, Harvard University, and Director of the State 
Psychopathological Hospital. 

The Right Hon. Sir T. Vezey Strong, K.C.V.O. 

Bleecker van Wagenen, of the Board of Trustees, Vineland Training School, New 
Jersey, U.S.A. 

Professor August Weismann, Professor of Zoology, Freiburg. 

Honorary Members. 

Monsieur Henri Jaspar, Avocat a la Cour D’Appel, President de la Societe Protectrice 
de l’Enfance Anormale ; Secretaire de la Commission Roy ale des 
Patronages, Brussels. 

Monsieur Adolph Prins, Inspecteur General des Prisons, Brussels. 

Professor Ludwig Schemann, President of the Gobineau-Vereinigung, Germany. 

His Excellency the General von Bardeleben, President of the Verein Herold , Berlin. 



President - Dr. David Starr Jordan. 


Dr. C. B. Davenport, Alexander Graham Bell, Professors W. E. Castle, Charles R. 
Henderson, Adolph Meyer, A. Hrdlicka, Vernon L. Kellogg, J. Webber, 

W. L. Tower, Dr. Frederick Adams Woods. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Dr. C. B. Davenport, Eugenics Record Office, Cold Spring 
Harbor, Long Island, New York. 


Secretary — Dr. Louis Querton, Boulevard de Grande Ceinture, 77, Brussels. 


MM. Dr. Boulenger, Dr. Bordet, Dr. Caty, Dr. Decroly, Dr. Gengou, Dr. Herman, Dr. Ley, 
MM. Gaspart, Gheude, Jacquart, Marc de Selys Longchamps, 

Nyns, E. Waxweiler, Professor Marchal. 


Hon. Presidents. 


MM. Bouchard, Henry Cheron, Yves Delage, Paul Doumer, A. de Foville, 
Landouzy, Paul Strauss. 

President - M. Edward Perrier. 


M. M. Dejerine, Gide, March, Magnan, Manouvrier, Marie, Pinard, Variot. 
Secretary and Treasurer — M. Huber, Statistique Generate de la France, Paris, 

97, Quai D’Orsay. 


President - - Dr. Alfred Ploetz, 

Gundelinden Str., 5, Munchen. 


The Committee of the International Society for 
Race Hygiene. 


President - - Professor Alfredo Niceforo, 

54, Via Ara Coeli, Rome. 


Professors Corrado Gini, Achille Loria, Roberto Michels, Enrico Morselli, 
Sante de Sanctis, Giuseppe Sergi, V. Ginffrida-Ruggeri. 


First International Eu 


Wednesday, July 24th, to 

General Arrangements for the 

An invitation circular has been widely circulated to all members of 
Eugenic and Heredity Societies in Europe and America, and to many other 
persons likely to be interested in the approaching Congress. Through that 
circular the objects and general plan of the Congress have been made widely 
known. Copies may still be had on application to the Secretary. 

The following arrangements have now been definitely made. 

Place Of Meeting. The Meetings of the Congress will be held in 
the Great Hall of the University of London, Imperial Institute Road, 
South. Kensington, London, S.W., which is easily reached from South 
Kensington Station on the Underground Railway, and by omnibus from all 
parts of London. (In wet weather those travelling by rail can avail them- 
selves of the subway). 

Headquarters of the Congress. Until Tuesday, July 23rd, the 
headquarters and offices of the Congress will remain at 6, York Buildings, 
Adelphi, W.C. (close to Charing Cross Station), where all information will 
be supplied and tickets issued. Office hours 10-30 a. m. to 5 p.m. On and 
after Wednesday, July 24th, the headquarters will be transferred to the 
University of London, South Kensington. If arrangements for hotels or for 
lodgings have not been made previously, members arriving on and after 
J uly 24th are recommended to leave their luggage in ihe “Cloak Room ” at 
the railway station and come to the office of the Congress, at London 
University, South Kensington, for information. 

Correspondence. From July 24th to 30th, Members and Associates 
of the Congress may have their letters addressed to them at the First 
International Eugenics Congress, c/o The University of London, South 
Kensington, S.W., where special postal facilities will be provided. All 
invitations to Receptions, etc., will be distributed in this way. 

Languages. It has been decided that in the Meetings and Discussions 
the English, French, German, and Italian languages shall be on an equal 
footing. At the same time it is right to point out that in all Congresses the 
number of Members speaking and understanding only the language of the 
country in which they are held has been far in excess of those conversant 
with several languages ; therefore those who speak in English on the present 
occasion will be most widely understood. The abstract of every paper which 
is received in time by the Secretary will be translated into English, French, 
and German. Pamphlets containing the abstracts in these languages will 
be available on July 24th at the University Buildings. Members wishing 
for advance copies should notify the fact to the Secretaries, and state clearly 
in what language they are required, and to what address they should be sent. 


Stewards. A number of Stewards acting as interpreters will be [in 
attendance ; the languages spoken being indicated by rosettes of the follow- 
ing colours : — Red, French ; Blue, German ; Green, Italian. 

Hotels, etc. The Organising Committee is prepared to book rooms 
in advance for intending Members. Lists of hotels and the accommodation 
vouchers have been sent out to all Members with their membership cards. 
Any Member wishing to pay his membership fee on arrival can on appli- 
cation obtain an accommodation voucher in advance. 

To make certain of securing the accommodation 
desired, it is essential that accommodation vouchers 
duly filled in should reach the office not later than 
July 10th. 

Tickets Of Membership. In order to take advantage of 
the reduced fares offered by the railway companies (see below), the 
official Congress ticket must be produced when paying the fare. 
The subscription entitling to membership of the Congress is £1 sterling ; 
for an Associate it is 10/-. Members may obtain additional tickets for ladies 
at the cost of 10/- each. These additional ladies’ tickets are transferable to 
ladies. Associates are entitled to all the privileges of Members, except that 
they have no vote in the meetings and will not receive a copy of the Report 
when published. The tickets of all Members and Associates who pay in 
advance will be forwarded to their addresses before the commencement of 
the Congress. A limited number of Day Membership Cards at 5/- each will 
be obtainable from the Secretary’s Office in the Marble Hall during the 
Congress- These cards admit to both the morning and afternoon sessions, 
but do not carry the privileges of voting and hospitality. 

Inaugural Banquet. An Inaugural Banquet will be held at the 
Hotel Cecil on Wednesday, July 24th, at 7 p.m., at which all the officials of 
the Congress and readers of papers will be the guests of the Entertainments 
Committee. Members of the Congress can obtain tickets at 7/6 each, from 
the Hon. Secertary, Entertainments Committee, 30, York Terrace, Harley 
Street, London, W. Speeches of welcome will be made by the President, the 
Lord Mayor of London, the Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour, and others. The Banquet 
will be followed by a Reception to which all Members and Associates of the 
Congress will be invited. 

Railway Arrangements. Important concessions have been made 
by a number of Railway Companies to Members and Associates of the Con- 
gress. On the railways of Russia, Austria-Hungary, Germany, Switzerland and 
Holland, no reductions will be allowed ; but by taking tickets to a station in 
Belgium or France, near the frontier, reductions may be secured by groups of 
not less than 20 visitors travelling together from those countries for the rest 


of their journey. In all cases it is necessary to produce the Congress 
Membership Ticket before receiving railway tickets at reduced rates ; and 
arrangements MUST be made in advance, 14 days’ notice being required. 
Persons desiring to take advantage of these concessions must therefore 
forward their subscriptions at once ; and immediately on receipt of 
their membership ticket should communicate with the Secretary of their 
country (see page 3). In the following list the countries most distant 
from London are mentioned first : — 

Italy. The P.L.M. Company will grant a reduction of 50 % to Members 
coming from Italy via Modane. 

At the time of issuing this notice definite information regarding 
reduced rates on the Italian State Railways is not to hand. 

Germany. Members from Germany desiring to obtain reduced rates 
are requested to communicate, through their Secretary, with the General Agent 
of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Office in Cologne (6 Domhof). 
Provided at least 20 Members travel together on the journey to London, 
arrangements can be made for reduced fares at 50% reduction from the 
Belgian or from the Dutch Frontier to London and back. At least 14 
days’ notice must be given to secure these facilities. 

Belgium. If at least 20 members travel together, a reduction of 
about 50% is granted. Members are requested to communicate, through 
the Secretary of their country, with the General Agent of the South 
Eastern and Chatham Railway in Brussels (19, rue de la Regence). 

France. On presentation of their Congress Cards, members attending 
the Congress will be able to obtain at Paris (Gare du Nord) special 15 day 
return tickets to London via Calais-Dover or Boulogne-Folkestone at the 
following fares : — 

1st Class. — 72f. 85c. 2nd Class. — 46f. 85c. 3rd Class. — 37f. 50c. 
available from July 22nd. 

These tickets are available by the following trains : — 

Paris (Nord) dep. 8-25 a.m. ... 3-05 p.m. ... 9-20 p.m, 

London (Charing Cross) arr ...3-25 p.m. ... 10-45 p.m. ... 5-43 a.m. 

(B) (B) (C) 

(B) via Boulogne-Folkestone. 

(C) via Calais-Dover. 

Special arrangements can be made for reserved accommodation to be 
provided for groups. The above-mentioned tickets can also be obtained at 
the Paris Office of the South Eastern and Chatham Railway (14 Rue du 4 
Septembre), but the Congress vouchers must be presented at the time in 
either case. 

Another Route — From Paris (St. Lazare) special 15 day return tickets to 
London via Dieppe-Newhaven at the following fares : — 

1st Class.— 47f. 20c. 2nd Class.— 36f. 40c. 

These tickets are available for the following trains . — 

Paris (St. Lazare) ... dep. ... 10-20 a.m. ... 9-00 p.m. 
London (Victoria) ... arr. ... 7-40 p.m. ... 7-50 a.m. 


Great Britain. All the British Railways have very kindly granted 
exceptional facilities to members of the Congress. Return tickets for the 
price of a single fare and a third, lasting from July 23rd to 30th, will be 
issued from all stations in the United Kingdom on presentation of the 
Congress voucher at the Booking Office. 

Members wishing to return to their homes outside London daily, must 
apply for separate vouchers for each day if the distance is more than 50 
miles. Tf however the member resides within that distance, the usual 
sleeping-out, arrangements will apply, i.e., that tickets at a single fare and a 
third for the double journey may be issued (upon production of cards of 
membership or letters of invitation), from the town where the Conference is 
being held to places where the delegates reside. The minimum fare will 
be 1/-. 

Stations Of Arrival. Passengers travelling from the Continent by 
the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, arrive at Victoria or Charing 
Cross Stations according to the train service selected. Passengers by the 
Great Eastern Railway arrive at Liverpool Street Station ; and those by the 
London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway arrive at Victoria Station. 

Hospitality Bureau. During the meeting of the Congress there will 
be many entertainments in the form of receptions, dinners, afternoon and 
evening parties, for which there will be invitations to Members and 
Associates of the Congress. In most cases the number to be entertained is 
limited, and it is desirable that the Secretaries should have as complete a 
list of members as possible to submit to the hosts. 

All Officials of the Congress, and Readers of Papers, and Delegates, 

will shortly receive invitations to the various entertainments mentioned in the 

Members should apply at the Hospitality Bureau in the Marble Hall on 
arrival , as the number that can attend each function is limited, and cards will 
be issued to members in order of application. 

A limited number of Tickets for the Zoological Gardens, tickets to hear 
debates in the House of Commons, and invitations to tea on the Terrace of 
the House of Commons, etc., will also be available. 

The German Athenaeum Club has very kindly signified its willingness 
to accord the privilege of Hon. Membership of the Club to German Readers 
of Papers and Members of the German Consultative Committee, and to a 
limited number of German Members of the Congress. 



The Organising Committee feel that the interest and usefulness of the 
Congress will be greatly increased by the usual sectional plan being 
departed from, so that all papers can be discussed in general sittings. This 
plan will necessarily limit the time available for papers, but, on the other 
hand, it will allow the interest of all members to be focussed on each question 
to be considered. To enable the maximum amount of work to be done in 
the time available, the following arrangements have been made : — 

Papers. The reader of each paper will be allowed 25 minutes in 
which to give a summary of his paper and to reply to criticisms. A certain 
time, limited at the discretion of the Chairman, will then be allowed for 
discussion (maximum time — 20 minutes). 

Should the reader of a paper not desire to exercise !iis right of reply he 
may devote the whole 25 minutes to his opening summary. 

If, on the other hand, he prefers to reserve a longer time for reply he 
must reduce the length of his opening remarks, bearing in mind that the 
whole time at his disposal for the two speeches will be 25 minutes. 

Discussions. All discussions are under the absolute control of the 
Chairman, who will regulate the length of time allotted to each discussion, 
and to each speaker in that discussion. The Chairman will ring a bell one 
minute before each speech must end. After the bell is rung a second time 
the next speaker will be called. The maximum time allotted to the 
discussion on each single paper is twenty minutes, — to each single 
speaker, seven minutes. 

The names of persons wishing to speak must be handed up to the 
Chairman before the conclusion of the speech opening the Discussion. 

Badges. A button badge, consisting of a reproduction of the head 
of Sir Francis Galton, will be presented to every Member and Associate. 

A silvered medal with ribbon and clasp will be presented to members of 
the Consultative Committees, Readers of Papers and Government Delegates. 
Distinctive colours will be as follows : — 

Organizing and Consultative Committees ... Medal and Red Ribbon. 

Readers of Papers... ... ... ... ,, ,, White ,, 

Stewards ... ... ... ,, ,, Yellow ,, 

Executive Committee ... ... ... ,, „ Blue ,, 

The medals with green ribbons will be on sale, price 1/- each, to all 
Members and Associates. 



This programme will be adhered to as closely as possible, but the 
Executive Committee reserve the power to make any alterations which 
circumstances may render necessary. 


10 a.m. The Offices of the Congress will be opened at the University of 
London, South Kensington. 

Members and Delegates are requested to call during the day, to 
sign the register and enter their address, and to obtain 
invitations to the Receptions, Dinners, etc. 

3 p.m. A Meeting of the Congress Executive Committee will be held in 
the Senate Room. The Congress Executive consists of the 
President, Secretary, and two members of each of the Consult- 
ative Committees, and the President, Secretary and two 
members of the British Executive Committee. 


The arrangement of the agenda for the Business Meeting on the 27th. 

7 p.m. Reception bu the President of the guests to the Inaugural 
Banquet at the Hotel Cecil, Strand. The Banquet commences at 
7-30 p.m. punctually. Speeches will be made by the President, 
The Lord Mayor of London, Mr. A. J. Balfour and others. 

All Officers of the Congress, Readers of Papers, Presidents and 
Secretaries of Branches of the Eugenics Education Society, are 
the guests of the Hospitality Committee. Ordinary Members 
of the Congress may attend (tickets, 7s. 6d. each, exclusive of 
wine) and may take one friend on the same terms. 
The maximum seating capacity of the hall is 400 and only a 
limited number of seats are available. To prevent disappoint- 
ment early application for tickets should be made on the 
form on page 25, to the Hon. Secretary, Mrs. Alec Tweedie, 
Entertainments Committee, 30, York Terrace, Harley Street, W. 

9-45 p.m. Reception of welcome to all Members and Associates of the 
Congress at the Hotel Cecil to meet the delegates and others 
who have attended the Inaugural Banquet. 



Biology and Eugenios. 




10 a.m. Opening of the Congress. 

Presidential Address. 

10- 30 a.m. “ Le Cosidette Leggi Dell ‘ Ereditarieta Nell ’ Uomo.” 

(The So-called Laws of Heredity in Man.) 

V. Guiffrida-Ruggeri, Professor of Anthropology, Naples. 

Speakers in discussion Professor J. A. Thomson, Dr. Apert. 

11- 15 a.m. “The Inheritance of Fecundity.” 

Raymond Pearl, Ph. D. 

Biologist of the Maine Experiment Station, Orono, U.S. A. 

12 noon. “ Variation and Heredity in Man.” 

L. Sergi, Professor of Anthropology, Rome. 

Discussion opened by Dr. Seligmann. 

12- 45 p.m. “ On the Increase of Stature in certain European Populations.” 

Soren Hansen, M.D., 

Director of the Danish Anthropological Committee, Copenhagen. 

Luncheon Interval. 

1-15 p.m. Cold Lunch will be provided at the University for all Readers of 
Papers and Members of the Congress Executive Committee 
who give in their names at the Secretary’s table before 11-30 
a.m. A few places will be available (Lunch, 2/-) for 
ordinary members of the Congress. Application for seats 
should be made at the Secretary’s table before noon. (A list of 
neighbouring restaurants will be found on page 27). 


SECT/ ON /. 


2- 30 p.m, “Eugenics and Genetics.” 

R, C. Punnett, F.R.S., Professor of Biology, Cambridge 

Discussion opened by Professor W. Bateson. 

3- 15 p.m* “ The Inheritance of Epilepsy.” 

David F. Weeks, M.D., 

Medical Superintendent and Executive Officer of the New Jersey 
State Village for Epileptics, U.S.A. 

( These papers will be illustrated by Lantern Slides ). 

4 p.m. La Psicologia Etrica e la Scienca Eugenistica.” 

(Ethnic Psychology and the Science of Eugenics). 

Professor Enrioo Morselli, 

Director of the Clinic for Mental and Nervous Diseases, 

Royal University, Genoa. 


4- 45 p.m. “ Influence de l’age des Parents sur les Caracteres Psycho- 

Physique des Enfants.” 

(The Influence of Parental Age on the Psycho-Physiological 
Characters of Children). 

Professor Antonio Marro, 

Director of the Lunatic Asylum, Turin. 

Discussion opened by Dr. Ewart. 


9-30 p.m. Her Grace the Duchess of Marlborough will hold a Reception 
at Sunderland House, Curzon Street. (The card of invitation 
should be given up at the door). 

Officials and Delegates, who receive their cards in advance , are 
requested to return them at once to the Hon. Secretary, Enter- 
tainments Committee, 30, York Terrace, Harley Street, W., if 
they do not intend to be present. 

Ordinary Members of the Congress are requested on their 
arrival in London to apply at the Hospitality Bureau , at the 
University for the invitation card. 



Practical Eugenics. 

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10a.m. Considerations Generates sur “La Puericulture avant la 

(General Considerations on “ Education before Procreation.” 
Professor Adolphe Pinard, Member of the Paris Medical Academy. 

10- 45 p.m. “ The Bearing of Neo-Malthusianism upon Race Hygiene.” 

Dr. Alfred Ploetz, President, International Society for Race Hygiene. 

Discussion opened by Dr. Drysdale. 

11- 30 a.m. “Rapport sur l’organisation Pratique de l’Action Kugenique.” 

(Report on the Practical Organisation of Eugenic Action). 

Dr. Louis Querton, Professor of the “Universite Libre,” Brussels. 

11- 50 a.m. Discussion opened by Dr. C. W. Saleeby. 

12- 35 p.m. “ Marriage and Eugenics.” 

Dh. C. B. Davenport, Director Eugenics Record Office, U.S.A. 


* For arrangements see pages 10 and 27. 




2- 30 p.m. “Preliminary Report to the First International Eugenics Con- 

gress of the Committee of the Eugenics Section American 
Breeders’ Association to Study and Report as to the Best 
Piactical Means for cutting off the Defective Germ Plasm in the 
Human Population.” 

Mb. Bleecker van Wagenen, Chairman of Committee. 

(This paper will be illustrated by Lantern Slides). 

Discussion to be opened by Sir John Macdonnell. 

3- 45 p.m. “ Eugenique Selection et Determinisme des Tares.” 

(Eugenic Selection and Elimination of Defectives). 

Frederic Houssay, Professor of Science, University, Paris. 

4- 30 p.m. CLOSE OF MEETING. 


5 p.m. The Lord Mayor of London will receive the Members of the 
Congress at the Mansion House, between the hours of 5 and 
7 p.m., when the suites of rooms will be on view. 

10 p.m. The American Ambassador and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid are giving 
a Reception to the Members of the Congress at Dorchester 
House, Park Lane, at 10 p.m. 

(For directions as to invitation cards see page 11, at joot ), 



Education and Eugenics. 



10 a.m. “ Eugenics and the New Social Consciousness.” 

G. Smith, Professor of Sociology, Minnesota University, U.S.A. 

Discussion to be opened by Mrs. MaoCoy Irwin. 

10-45 a.m. “Practicable Eugenics in Education.” 

Dr. F. C. S. Schiller, Oxford University. 

A Discussion will be arranged in which it is hoped several well-known 
Educationalists, including Professor Sadler and Dr. Georges 
Sohreiber will participate. 



^Business Bsenba. 

To be issued after the Meeting of the Congress Executive Committee 
on July 24th., and circulated to all members on the 26th. 



The Co-Partnership Tenants have invited Members to visit the Hampstead 
Garden Suburb, where they will be entertained to tea. The 
party leaves South Kensington Station at 2-30 p.m. 

Several Luncheon and Tea Parties are also being arranged for this 
day. Will any Members wishing to enjoy this hospitality give in 
their names not later than the afternoon of Thursday, July 25th, 
at the Hospitality Bureau in the Hall of the University ? 


A Lunch and Garden Party will be given by Mr. Robert Mond to the 
Members of the Congress in the Grounds of Combe Park, Sevenoaks 
(near London). Guests will be conveyed there and back by special 
train. Invitations and all particulars will be issued in the same way 
as for the Duchess of Marlborough’s reception. (See page 11, at foot). 

The Proprietors of the London Aerodrome have kindly issued a 
limited number of invitations to witness exhibition flights during the after- 
noon (weather permitting). 

* For arrangements see pages 10 and 27. 



Sociology/ and Eugenics. 

I-4S • ►* 



10 a.m. “ Elite Fisio — Psichica ed Elite Economica.” 

(The Psycho Physical Elite, and the Economic Elite.” 

Achille Loria, Professor of Political Economy, University of Turin. 

10 - 25 a.m. “ The Cause of the Inferiority of Physical and Mental Characters 

in the Lower Social Classes.” 

Alfredo Niceforo, Professor of Statistics at the University of Naples. 
(As these two papers treat of similar subjects, they will be grouped for discussion ) 

11 a.m. “ La Fertilite des Marriages suivant la Profession et la Situation 


(The Fertility of Marriages according to Profession and Social Position). 

Monsieur Luoien March, 

Directeur de la Statistique Generate de la F ranee. 

Discussion opened by Mr. Bernard Mallett. 

11 - 45 a.m, “ Eugenics and Militarism.” 

Vernon L. Kellogg, Professor of Entomology, Stanford University. 

12 - 30 p.m. “ Eugenics in Party Organisation.” 

Roberto Michels, Professor of Political Economy, University of Turin. 


* For Arrangements see pages 10 and 27. 


SECTION Ilia - (Continued) 

Sociology and Eugenics. 



2-30 p.m. “ The Influence of Race on History.” 

W. C. D. and Mrs. W. C. D. Whetham, Cambridge. 

2-55 p.m. “ Some Interrelations between Eugenics and Historical Research.’’ 
Dr. Adams Woods, Harvard Medical School. 

(As these tico papers are on similar subjects they will be grouped and discussed 


4 p.m. “ Contributi Demograflci ai Problemi dell ’ Eugenica.” 

(The Contributions of Demography to Eugenics). 

Corrado Gini, 

Professor of Statistics, University of Cagliari, Italy. 

4 45 p.m. CLOSE OF SESSIOH. 


9 30 p»m. A Reception will be given at the University of London by the 
President and Mrs. Leonard Darwin. (Invitations to this 
reception will be fowarded to all Members and Associates on 
their joining the Congress. Those Members who join on or 
after Wednesday, 24th, should apply for their cards at the 
Hospitality Bureau at the Congress.) 



10 a. m. “ Sur la prophylaxie de la Syphilis Hereditaire et son action 

Eugeni que.” 

(On the Prophylaxis of Hereditary Syphilis and its Eugenic 

Dr. Hallopeau, Professeur a la Faculte de Medecine. 


10- 45 a.m. “ Alkohol und Eugenik.” 

(Alcohol and Eugenics). 

Dr. Alfred Mjoen, Kristiania, Norway. 

11- 10 a.m. “ Alcoholisme et Degen erescence.” 

Statistiques du Bureau central d’Administration des alienes de 
Paris et du department de la Seine de 1867 a 1912. 

(Alcoholism and Degeneracy). 

(Statistics from the central office for the management of the 
insane of Paris and the Department of the Seine from 1867 
to 1912). 

Dr. Magnan, of the Asile Saint Anne, Membre de l’Academie de Medecine 
Dr. Fillassier, Membre de l’Academie de Medecine. 

(As these two 'payers are on similar subjects they will be grouped 
and discussed together). 

Discussion opened by Dr. Archdall Reid. 

12- 15 “ Rassen hygiene und Arztliche Gebiirtshilfe.” 

(Eugenics and Obstetrics). 

Dr. Agnes Bluhm, Berlin. 


*For arrangements see pages 10 and 11 . 

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Medioine and Eugenics. 




2-30 p.m, “ Heredity and Eugenics in Relation to Insanity.” 

Dr. F. W. Mott, F.U.S., Pathologist to the London County Asylums. 

( This paper will be illustrated by Lantern Slides.) 


3-15 p.m. “ The Place of Eugenics in the Medical Curriculum.” 

H. E. Jordan, 

Professor of Histology and Embryology, University of Virginia, 
and Chairman Eugenics Section American Breeders’ Association 
for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mortality. 


4 p.m. “ The History of a Healthy, Sane Family showing Longevity, in 

Valenti y Vtvo, 

Professor of Medicine and Toxicology, University of Barcelona 


By the President. 



The Exhibition in connection with the First International Eugenics 
Congress will include — (1) Charts, pedigrees, photographs, and specimens 
illustrative of Heredity, especially in man. (2) Relics of Charles Darwin, Sir 
Francis Galton and Gregor Mendel. (3) Portraits of Notable Workers. 

The Committee desires to make the Exhibition as fully representative 
as possible of the past history and present state of the sciences of Heredity 
and Eugenics. 

Many interesting exhibits have been received from America, France, 
Germany and all parts of the United Kingdom. 

Professor von Gruber has sent over from the International Race Hygiene 
Congress, held in Dresden, in 1911, a collection of exhibits representative of 
German work. 

The American Eugenics Record Office is sending an important exhibit, 
as are also the State Epileptic Colony of New Jersey, and Dr. Goddard, of 

Among the British Exhibitors are Major Leonard Darwin, Professor 
Punnett, Mr. Wheler, Mr. Whetham, Mr. Nettleship, Mr. E. J. Lid better and 
many others. 

An Illustrated Catalogue is in preparation, and will be on sale at the 
Book Stall. 

Many of the Exhibitors have signified their intention of attending the 
Congress, and their willingness to explain their exhibits to enquirers. 


Sir James Barr, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.S.E. 
Sir Edward Brabrook, C.B. 

Sir James Crichton-Browne, F.R.S. 

Rev. R. J. Campbell, M.A. 

The Hon. Sir John Cockburn, K.C.M.G., 


Montague Crackanthorpe, K.C. 

R. Newton Crane, M.A. 

A. E. Crawley, M.A. 

Sir Henry Cunningham, K.C.T.E. 

Francis Darwin, Sc.D., M.B., F.R.S. 

Dr. C. B. Davenport. 

Dr. Langdon Down. 

Havelock Ellis. 

The Hon Sir John Findlay, K.C.M.G., 

Professor J. J. Findlay, M.A. 

Dr. Wilfred Hadley. 

Mrs. H. N. C. Heath. 

Admiral W. II. Henderson. 

Monsieur Huber. 

The Yery Rev. The Dean of St. Paul’s, 


Dr. David Starr Jordan. 

R. Dixon Kingham, B.A. 

Miss Kirby. 

J. Ernest Lane, F.R.C.S. 

The Rev. Hon. Edward Lyttelton, M.A. 
Lady Owen Mackenzie. 

W. C. Marshall, M.A. 

Colonel Melville, R.A.M.C. 


Major L. Darwin, President. 

PAUL VON FLEISCHL, Hon. Treasurer. 

MRS. GOTTO, Hon. Secretary. 

H. B. GRYLLS, Secretary of the Exhibiton. 


Her Grace the Duchess of 


The Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of London. 
Lady Aberconway. 

Mr. Newton Crane. 

Lady Ottoline Morrell. 

F. W. Mott, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.S. 

G. P. Mudge, F.Z.S. 

; Professor A. Niceforo. 

Mrs. J. Penrose. 

Mrs. E. F. Pinsent. 
j Dr. A. Ploetz. 

I Mrs. G. Pooley. 

Professor E. B. Poulton, LL. D., D.Se. 

Professor R. C. Punnett, M.A. 

Walter Rea, M.P. 

G. Archdall Reid, M.B., F.R.S.E. 

John Russell, M.A. 

Ettie Sayer, M.D. 

C. G. Seligmann, M.D. 

Professor Arthur Schuster, Ph.D.,D.Sc, 

Edgar Schuster, M.A., D.Sc. 

F. C. S. Schiller, M.A., D.Sc. 

Lady Henry Somerset. 

Dr. J. W. Slaughter. 

W. C. Sullivan, M.D. 

Professor J. A. Thomson, M.A, 

A. F. Tredgold, LR.C.P." 

Mrs. Alec Tweedie. 

W. C. D. Whetham, M.A., F.R.S. 

Arnold White. 

A. Gordon Wilson, M.D., F.R.C.S. 

P. VON FLEISCHL, Hon. Treasurer. 

Mrs. Gotto, Hon. Secretary. 


Professor Punnett. 

Dr. E. Schuster. 

Dr. Tredgold. 


Mrs. Leonard Darwin. 

Mrs. A. C. Gotto. 

Mrs. Whitelaw Reid. 

Mrs. Alec-Tweedie, Hon. Secretary. 



American Breeders’ Association 

Assistance Nationale aux Tuberculeux . . 

Board of Education 

Borough of Holborn 

Borough of Ealing 

Borough of Shoreditch 

British Womens’ Emigration Association... 

British Constitution Association 

British Academy 

Cheltenham Ladies’ College 

Commonwealth of Australia 

Education Department, Wakefield 

Entomological Society of London 

Eugenics Education Society of New 


Folk-Lore Society 

French Republic 

Incorporated Association of Assistant 

Masters in Secondary Schools 

L’Academie de Medicine 

Linnean Society 

Liverpool Biological Society 

Local Government Board 

London County Council 

Metropolitan Asylums Board 

Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury 

Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth 

National League for Physical Education 

and Improvement 

National Hospital for the Paralysed and 


National Service League 

National Society for Epileptics 

National Union of Teachers 

Newport Elementary Education Committee 

Professor V. L Kellogg. 

Bleecker van Wagenen. 

Monsieur Cassiano Yeves. 

Sir George Newman, M.D. 
Councillor A. Chapman. 
Councillor Farr. 

Councillor J. Timmins, M.W.B. 
Mrs. Uoss 

Mr. W. H. Southon. 

Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour. 

Dr. Eveline Cargill. 

Sir John Cockburn, K.C.M.G. 
Alderman Ilinchliffe. 

Professor W. Bateson. 

Dr. Emily Siedeberg. 

Sir Edward Brabrook. 

Monsieur Lucien March, Directeur 
Statistique Generate de la 

Mr. F. Charles. 

M. le Prof. Pinard. 

Professor W. Bateson. 

Mr. R. D. Laurie. 

Dr Arthur Newsholtne. 

Mr. A. 0. Goodrich. 

Sir John McDougall. 

Mr. Walter Dennis. 

Dr. Lauzun-Brown. 

Alderman Major M. Robinson, 

Colonel T. H. Hendley, O.I.E. 

Dr. Risien-Russell. 

Mr. G. Penn Gaskell. 

Mr. C. W. Crook. 

Dr. J. Lloyd Davies. 

Councillor Peter ^Wright. 


North London or University College 


Nurses’ Social Union Mrs. Barnes. 

Parents’ National Education Union Miss E. Parish. 

Miss M. Franklin. 

Prudential Insurance Co., of America Mr. Frederick Hoffman. 

Ranyard Nurses Miss Zoe L. Puxley. 

Royal Anthropological Institute Dr. Seligmann. 

Royal University of Athens Professor Andre Andreadis. 

Royal College of Surgeons Mr. G. H. Makins, C.B. 

Royal Society of Medicine Sir George Savage, M.D. 

Royal Statistical Society Dr. Dudfield. 

Royal Surgical Aid Society Mr. Henry Allhusen. 

Rev. Professor Green. 

Soci6te Nationals des Professeurs de 

frangais en Angleterre Monsieur A. Perret. 

Society of Women Journalists Mrs Bedford Fenwick. 

Society of Medical Officers of Health Dr. A. Bustock-Hill. 

St. Pancras School for Mothers Lady Meyer, 

Mr. Warden. 

Union des Associations Internationales, 

Brussels Madame van Schelle. 

University of Barcelona Professor I. Valenti Vivo. 

University of Bristol Professor C. Lloyd Morgan, F.R.S. 

University of Edinburgh Rt. Hon. A. J. Balfour. 

University of Glasgow Dr. W. E. Agor. 

University of Minnesota Professor S. G. Smith. 

University of Oxford Dr. Edgar Schuster, M.A. 

University of St. Andrews Professor Edgar 

(or) Dr. Heron. 

University of Sydney Professor A. Stuart, M.D. 

Urban District of Finchley Councillor Royston. 

Willesden Urban District Council Councillor Riley. 

Women’s Freedom League Mrs. Clarke. 

* As Delegates av * daily being appointed this list is necessarily quite incomplete , only 
those appointments made before June 15th being included. 



International Eugenics Congress 



6, York Buildings, Adelphi, London, W.C. 

a MEMBER- . _ . , 

Kindly enrol my name as ^ ASSOCIATE! °* ^ irsfc I n t erna t ;lona i 

Eugenics Congress 

for which I herewith enclose my fee. (Cross out one of these 
for which I will pay on arrival. lines). 


Profession ...... 

Address in full 

(. Kindly write clearly.) 

The foregoing data are requested at your earliest convenience, so that 
they may be included in the official list of the Congress. 

Fees may be paid either by cash, postal money order or cheque, to the 
Assistant Treasurer — 

Miss E. Sellar, 

6, York Buildings, 

Adelphi, London, W.C. 

N.B.— Only Members paying in advance will be able to avail themselves 
of the reduced Railway fares, as in all cases the Congress Voucher must be 
produced before the ticket will be issued. 

* The Membership fee is one pound sterling, equivalent to twenty-five francs, 
twenty marks, twenty-eight pesetas, or ten dollars Mexican currency. 

t The Associate Membership fee is ten shillings, equivalent to thirteen francs, 
ten marks, fourteen pesetas, or five dollars Mexican currency. 




—4-# ► > - 

To the Hon. Secretary, Entertainments Committee. 

Please send me one Ticket for my own use (and one for a guest*), Seven 
Shillings and Sixpence (10 fres.) each, for the Inaugural Banquet of the 
First International Eugenics Congress to be held at the Hotel Cecil, Strand, 
at 7 p.m., July 24th. I enclose £ s. d. 


(Member of the Congress). 


N. B. — This form should be sent immediately to the Hon. Secretary, 
Entertainments Committee, 30, York Terrace, Harley Street, 

* Strike out if not wanted. 

2 5 

A List of some Restaurants within easy reach of the 


Open-Air Cafe, 

Kensington Gardens ... 

5 minutes walk. 

a la Carte 

(Reasonable Charges). 

Imperial Restaurant, 

24, Alfred Place 

5 ,, 

1/6 Table d’Hdte. 

A.B.C. Depot, 

32, Alfred Place 


a la Carte 

(Adjoining South Kensington 
Tube Station). 

Lyon’s Depot, 

Gloucester Road 


(Popular Prices). 

Royal Palace Hotel, 

Kensington Gardens . . . 


Special 2/6 Table d’Hote 

Lyon’s Depot, 

Brompton Road 


to Members of Congress 
or a la Carte. 

a la Carte. 

Harrods’ Stores, 

Brompton Road 


(Popular Prices). 
2/- Table d’Hote or a la